Introducing the Book of Joel is simple yet impossible - paradoxical.  The book is simple in that Joel 1:1 tells us all we really know—this is a collection of the words God gave to an otherwise unknown man named Joel, whose father was an otherwise unknown person named Pethuel. The book of Joel is impossible in that many get lost in sorting through the imagery of the author and the mixed signals of authenticity. It's been said about the book Joel - Simple in its hope, impossible in its horror.  We are not going to get lost there. By faith we will accept the book of Joel as the authoritative and inspired word of God. From there we will accept by faith that Joel's prophetic voice although not completely about us, is indeed one hundred percent for us.